Foto: Barbara Kollárová


Peter Kerekes is a film director, producer and teacher.
"Velvet terrorists"(2013) - is the story of three protagonists who opposed the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The film was honored at several festivals, including the "Tagesspiegel audience prize" at Berlin International Film Festival, 2014 and FEDEORA award the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2013.
"Cooking History" (2009) – documentary about cooking in the army and how it affects wins and defeats of the soldiers. The film was in production for five years and was filmed in 11 different European countries. It won many awards at international festivals, including the Jury Prize at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, the Best Documentary Award at Viennale, and was nominated for best documentary at the European Film Awards.
"66 Seasons" (2003) - documentary about the swimming pool in Kosice, showing 66 years of the popular spot as well as 66 years history of Central and Eastern Europe.The film was screened at over a hundred festivals and won among others, the following awards: best European documentary at JihlavaInternational Documentary Film Festival 2003, Best Director, DocAviv, 2004.
Kerekes also produced the omnibus documentary "Occupation 1968" (2018), which maps the occupation of Czechoslovakia from the perspective of 5 directors coming from 5 different countries (Evdokia Moskvina, Linda Dombrovszky, Magdalena Szymkow. Elisa Marie Scheidt, Stephan Komandarev) As a co-producer he took part in the projects of the "White world according Daliborek" (2017) by Vít Klusák and "The Wind. Documentary thriller"(2019) by Michał Bielawski. Peter Kerekes is teaching at Academy of Performing Artrs in Bratislava and at the DocNomads – joint masters in Budapest.
"BATAstories is full-length documentary depicts the most important milestones and mistakes entailed in building up the Bata Empire. There are three main narrative levels in the film: the "biographical" one, the depiction of modern global capitalism (Bata being one of the pioneers), combined with the memories of Czech and Slovak "Batamen" across the whole world. The film concentrates not only on the Czechoslovak roots of the Bata company but also seeks to understand the "Bata phenomenon" within the international context.

  • Clubovka 21/11/2019, Bratislava
  • Guest Peter Kerekeš
  • Studio Peter Kerekes Film
  • City Bratislava
  • Share